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    Indiana
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    cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCI, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Baltic

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  1. Thanks for the great review! Hope you made it home safely.
  2. What were the masking requirements in Sitka? In Icy Straight Point? With the delta variant going around, I'm sure that we'll be masked up most of the time out of the cabin.
  3. Really appreciate your sharing -- very useful for my upcoming cruise... This looked like a great tour, I'm very interested in doing it. I like that you can just walk up to book it. Sorry to barrage you with questions about it... How long was the tour? What was the cost? How long did you need to wait to take it (or what kind of tour schedule did they have)? Was there much walking? How many people were on the tour? What was the transportation like (full-size bus, minibus, van)? How crowded was the Fortress of the Bear and Raptor center? You've included some attachments (movies?) but they couldn't be downloaded.
  4. I'm loving the review as well. How are you finding the internet service?
  5. Thanks! Very helpful for planning of my cruise onboard in 13 days. Could you take another picture of page 4 of the Day 2 Cruise Compass? It was very blurry, unreadable. Keep them coming. Curious to know what your port plans are for today.
  6. Glad you didn't end up in a news story about watching from the pier as the ship (and your luggage) sails away. It would be helpful if RCG told you about the availability of COVID tests near the pier. I suspect they don't do that so they aren't overwhelmed by hundreds of passengers needing last minute tests. We're getting rapid antigen tests from a local CVS (appointments already made). We are lucky to have this in our small city since relatively few CVSs have it available. Enjoy your cruise. This is an excellent backup if something falls through with the CVS testing. One or two backup plans help remove the angst that @Bleueyes44experienced.
  7. I just got this as well for my Serenade cruise coming up in 2 weeks. Very weird. I suspect that it's a glitch, a confusing one.
  8. Thanks for offering answers. I will be on Serenade in 3 weeks. What is the general condition of the ship? When I saw a picture of her in July before her first sailing, she looked rusty on the hull. Were there many kids under 12 onboard? I understand that they would be the only allowed unvaccinated onboard. What did you do at Icy Straight Point and Sitka? Were things open there?
  9. We've done Alaska inner passage 15 years ago and are planning to go again in September. 15 years ago, we did this: Sitka -- wildlife sightseeing boat Juneau -- Helicopter to top of glacier (weather didn't permit this so we when to the foot of one) Ketchikan -- Float plane to Misty Fjord Victoria -- this was skipped due to weather The most memorable was the float plane to Misty Fjord (with landing on lake) -- it was expensive but well worth the money. I'd skip the Juneau helicopter -- too expensive to fly just to end up in a bunch of rocks. In September, I have been doing a lot of research. We are taking my 86 year old father so, it's going to be a mix of easy to do stuff and going off on our own for some hikes. Here's the plans so far: Sitka -- on-our-own bus to Fortress of the Bear, Rapture center, and the totem park. Will probably hike here a little without the old man 🙂 Icy Point Straight -- Zip line, seashore walk into town, father will be taking the shuttle Juneau -- Bus to Mendenhall glacier, hike, Mt. Roberts Tramway Ketchikan -- Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer boat tour (https://allenmarinetours.com/ketchikan/fjord-wilderness/ Royal Caribbean chartered this)
  10. Serenade is going on a test cruise on July 7. I'm going to guess that they'll announce Ovation will be doing a test cruise too.
  11. They no longer had that on my Reflection sailing Jan 3-10, wasn't even on the menu -- waitress said it was a supply issue. I loved the ginger white pear iced tea when they had it. They will serve hot tea as iced tea using the same glass containers for the ice and tea. I really liked the raspberry herbal tea over ice.
  12. mac_tic replied while I was typing...but here is my response: You put in your room key into the machine and use a little touch screen on the machine. If I recall correctly, you press the Personal Banker button, log in with your pin (which is MMDD) of your birthday. There is then a Promo $ button you press, then you select between cash amounts that you want to transfer to the machine, like $5, $10, $20. Once you do that, the machine show those credits that you can play with.
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